ISIS destroys ancient temple

The Baalshamin Temple of Palymyra, Syria, is no more. ISIS has destroyed it, just as the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan. Both sites were UNESCO World Heritage sites, cultural treasures of global importance, but to Islamic fundies they’re idols offensive to Allah. These vandals need to find something more constructive to do. Now, the Wall Street banks …

temple-of-baal-shaminbamiyan-buddha2Photos: Baalshamin Temple (left), and Bamiyan Buddhas (right), before their destruction

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